Here at HEXAPOLIS, it has never failed to amaze us how artists and designers can transform things that are discarded, lackluster and worn out into brilliantly mesmerizing creations. For his latest project, Jordan Waraksa of Fiddle + Hammer upcycled an old liquor barrel into a stunning antique-looking speaker. Dubbed as Bellaphone, the speaker’s body is fashioned out of an unused tequila cask, with the base made from a barrel.
To build the gramophone-shaped speaker, Waraksa recycled wood from the cask, hand carving it into a horn with a long, twisting neck leading to the base below. Bellaphone’s brilliantly organic design, according to the artist, naturally amplifies sounds emanating from the dual speakers lying underneath. Speaking about his creation, he said:
The horn is a testament to harnessing the resonant and warm qualities of the wood which they are carved from.
Result of over a decade’s worth of work, Bellaphone embodies the two things Waraksa is really passionate about: music and sculpture. Originally built to play the music that he himself composed, the speaker has since undergone several redesigns, and is currently available in a variety of sizes. As the artist points out, the horn comes in a number of different sizes, ranging from two up to six feet in height.
In addition to its spectacular design, the Bellaphone speaker boasts an array of smart features, including the ability to pair with any kind of sound system. The product, along with a matching amplifier, is being sold through the firm’s official website.
Via: My Modern Met